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    #11

    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You might not care but we do (and you should).
    emsr2d2, I care about the language, don't take it as an offensive, what I meant was most pp. write the same way and it is okay,it is not that big mistake. If the form of the sentence is correct, then it is fine.

    Question: Do you still think it is a big mistake to write without capitalization especially when we have a conversation????
    Last edited by mqcaah; 19-Oct-2015 at 17:56.

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    #12

    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by mqcaah View Post
    I care about the language, don't take it as an offensive, what I meant was most pp. write the same way and it is okay,it is not that big mistake. If the form of the sentence is correct, then it is fine.

    Question: Do you still think it is a big mistake to write without capitalization especially when we have a conversation????
    I don't know how to use capital letters when I speak.

    You have several comma splices in your post, have used pp to mean, I assume people, and used three too many question marks. If you are not prepared to write standard English in this forum designed to help learners, some of us will not be prepared to consider your questions.
    Last edited by Piscean; 19-Oct-2015 at 22:34. Reason: typo

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    #13

    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    Yes, it's a very big mistake and we will not tolerate it.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 19-Oct-2015 at 20:28.
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    #14

    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    Okay, thank you for your replying but I think emsr2d2 has two hands to type and reply.
    I asked her, so let her reply to me.
    Last edited by mqcaah; 19-Oct-2015 at 20:09.

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    #15

    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by mqcaah View Post
    Okay, thank you for your replying but I think ((emsr2d2)) has two hands to type and reply.
    I asked her, so let her reply me..
    The double brackets around emsr2d2 are incorrect. No punctuation is needed around a person's name. You need to delete 'me' or put 'to' before it. One full stop is sufficient.

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    #16

    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    The double brackets around emsr2d2 are incorrect. No punctuation is needed around a person's name. You need to delete 'me' or put 'to' before it. One full stop is sufficient.
    You are so strict. As I know English is a flexible and playful language but you made it looks hard.

    What is wrong with two (()) around the name?

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    #17

    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by mqcaah View Post

    Question: why are you correcting capitalization? I know that some letters should be capitalized but when I write quickly, I don't care if it is C or S. It is not a big mistake.
    I know this might seem rather obvious, but if you spell a word differently you can easily wind up with a word that was not intended. Also, if you are going to publish a book (presumably to be read by people) how can you not want to get it right? As for getting paid to edit stuff, I wouldn't mind trying that.

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    #18

    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I know this might seem rather obvious, but if you spell a word differently you can easily wind up with a word that was not intended. Also, if you are going to publish a book (presumably to be read by people) how can you not want to get it right? As for getting paid to edit stuff, I wouldn't mind trying that.
    Okay, can we talk privet ?

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    #19

    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    This is a forum. You may have directed your question toward one particular person, but anybody who wants to may answer. We have different standards here than other places because this is a language forum. It is a good thing to develop good habits, don't you think?

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    #20

    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by mqcaah View Post
    Okay, can we talk privately?
    PM me if you like, but I can't make it here (the senior center) every day. If you want to see what I do you can look at my posts. (I am an obsessive-compulsive proofreader. Do you know what that is?)

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